Giving Birth in Costa Rica PART 1 – Opting Out Of American Health Care

Part 1 of 4: Why we chose to give birth abroad, and why we picked Costa Rica as our destination.

1. Dual citizenship for our son.
2. Permanent residency for us.
3. We’re not happy with American healthcare system.
4. It was cheaper.
5. Options for travel and living in the future.
6. Adventure.

In the next video, we’ll talk about how our expectations matched reality.

6 thoughts on “Giving Birth in Costa Rica PART 1 – Opting Out Of American Health Care

  1. Shawn

    What lead you to not choose Europe?? If you were able to get a passport from one of those countries then you could move freely throughout the EU. Costa Rica is nice but only one country. I would have thought the ability to move to any European country in the EU would give you a better bang for the buck..so to speak.

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    1. Mike And Lauren Post author

      I couldn’t find any eu countries that allowed both birthright and dual citizenship. That would have been our first choice.

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    1. Mike And Lauren Post author

      You’ve mentioned that in a couple comments. Can you explain exactly what you mean? Can you give an example when someone tried to strip your dual citizenship?

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  2. js

    Hi, i am a salvadorean citizen and i want to let you know, that your son as a costa rican citizen has chance to get the spanish citizenship by residence in only 2 years!! and then he can live freely in any country of the European Union, and keep the costa rican citizenship.

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    1. Mike And Lauren Post author

      That’s amazing! I had no idea. There’s little information out there about it, but it seems like it might be true! Thanks for letting us know.

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